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Drug and alcohol abuse is increasing throughout the United States among adolescents, young people and adults. Substance use and addiction aren't the only problems concerning drug use and dependency. Alcohol and drug abuse affects every person and every area of our lives throughout the world.

Every day there's substance use issues that hit the headlines or make the evening news. Unfortunately no matter how many tragedies take place associated with drug and alcohol abuse, the use of these substances continues. New stories associated with drug and alcohol use can be helpful as well. We can only hope this is a way of making people aware of the dangers and consequences of substance use, and possibly open someone's eyes about their own use of drugs or alcohol and their need for help.

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Fentanyl Disguised as Heroin Causes Spike in Overdose Fatalities

1-800-315-2391  |  June 17th

Fentanyl Disguised as Heroin Causes Spike in Overdose Fatalities

Fentanyl disguised as heroin in British Columbia causes spike in overdose fatalities this year. Strong pain medications like fentanyl are increasing in abuse and even though the powerful painkiller is a prescribed drug, it's illegally sold on the streets. Some drug dealers substitute fentanyl for street drugs like heroin and opiate drug users don't even know it and the results are often fatal....  |  Read more

 
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New Synthetic Drug Reaches Illinois

1-800-315-2391  |  May 28th

New Synthetic Drug Reaches Illinois

Illinois is warning their residents about a new synthetic drug called 2CE that's beginning to hit the streets according to kwqc.com. 2CE right now can be purchased legally but it's a dangerous drug that causes hallucinations like LSD does along with other serious effects. The synthetic drug 2CE can cause increased body temperature, a rapid heartbeat as well as hallucinations that can be experienced for as long as twenty four hours....  |  Read more

 
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Molly, Another Dangerous Form of MDMA Increasing in Use

1-800-315-2391  |  April 15th

Molly, Another Dangerous Form of MDMA Increasing in Use

There's a variety of dangerous drugs that fall into the category 'club drugs' which are illegally produced synthetic substances many teens and young adults are using recreationally because they enhance their enjoyment while partying and clubbing. One type of club drug contains MDMA which is a manmade substance that contains many different chemicals that are dangerous and unsafe, but that doesn't stop young people from trying them....  |  Read more

 
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Mental Illness and Substance Abuse

1-800-315-2391  |  March 18th

Mental Illness and Substance Abuse

There are a lot of people today struggling with substance abuse problems that don't fully realize they're frequent use of alcohol or drugs may be a form of self-medication because they're also battling with a mental illness. Emotional and psychiatric problems are very common among people that also abuse drugs and alcohol and unless both conditions are diagnosed and treated at the same time, both illnesses will continue to get worse....  |  Read more

 
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ER Visits Associated With ADHD Medication Abuse Increase

1-800-315-2391  |  February 18th

ER Visits Associated With ADHD Medication Abuse Increase

The misuse of prescription drugs that are used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder are often responsible for people winding up in emergency rooms across the United States. The abuse and of prescription medications has drastically increased throughout the U.S. in the past several years and ADHD medications are high on the list. From the year 2005 to 2010 emergency room visits that involved attention deficit hyperactivity disorder medications rose drastically according to MedlinePlus....  |  Read more

 
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Most Recent Synthetic Drug of Concern, N-Bomb

1-800-315-2391  |  January 14th

Most Recent Synthetic Drug of Concern, N-Bomb

A synthetic drug that's beginning to circulate in St. Louis right now is called N-Bomb, but the hallucinogenic drug has been responsible for deaths in other states in the past and is beginning to show up in other areas too. N-Bomb is an extremely potent substance which is used in the same way LSD is used. If you've not heard of N-Bomb yet, it's also referred to as legal acid and can be obtained through the internet....  |  Read more